The Creole Nature Trail habitat — known as Louisiana's Outback — ranks as one of the top waterfowl hunting environments in the nation. Outstanding variety and sheer quantity of birds provide hunters with a unique experience. Throughout the fall and winter, feathered visitors include snows, blues, and speckle belly geese as well as mallards, pintails and teal.
There is also hunting for deer, dove, rabbit, squirrel and turkey as well as hunting and trapping beaver, bobcat, coyote, gray fox, mink, muskrat, opossum, river otter, red fox, and raccoon. Hunting and trapping licenses are required. Get all the details at the Louisiana Department of Wildlife & Fisheries website.
The National Wildlife Refuges — Sabine, Cameron-Prairie and Lacassine — follow the rules and licensing standards which apply to all National Wildlife Refuges. Consult the Southwest Louisiana Refuge Complex website — www.fws.gov/swlarefugecomplex — for details about permissible weapons, seasons and special licensing requirements.
Hunting guides are available and can arrange for hunting in the marsh or in rice, soybean or plowed fields. See below for a current list of list of local hunting guides and service.
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